Blue Oyster Cult Download
Oct 16, 1976Music Hall (Boston, MA)
Blue Oyster Cult Download
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Total Length:
32:43
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Blue Oyster Cult Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll04:42
  2. 2Morning Final04:38
  3. 3This Ain't The Summer of Love09:36
  4. 4Born to Be Wild07:39
  5. 5(Don't Fear) The Reaper06:08
Item Number:
  • 20049753-790-AD
Date:
  • Oct 16, 1976
Venue:
Sample this concert
  1. 1Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll04:42
  2. 2Morning Final04:38
  3. 3This Ain't The Summer of Love09:36
  4. 4Born to Be Wild07:39
  5. 5(Don't Fear) The Reaper06:08
Total Length:
32:43
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser - guitar; Albert Bouchard - drums; Joe Bouchard - bass; Allen Lanier - keyboards; Eric Bloom - vocals, guitar

Long Island's Blue Oyster Cult was in their rock 'n' roll prime when this concert was taped at Boston's Music Hall in October 1976. A DVD of this tour would later be released but as far as audio recordings, this is one of the best BOC live shows captured in that era.

This recording, although only containing five songs, is a good cross section of the band's musical landscape. Featuring older classics like "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll" from their first album; newer tracks "Morning Final" and "This Ain't The Summer of Love," (forthcoming hits from the band's fourth LP, Agents of Fortune); and their biggest Top 40 hit, "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," which had been released earlier in the year as the single from Agents Of Fortune. There is even a remake of the Steppenwolf classic "Born To Be Wild," which BOC did in their live show for years.

"(Don't Fear) The Reaper" showed a mellower side to the New York Boogie Beast, as the band had come to be known, but it was also the breakthrough single that made Blue Oyster Cult a household name. Originally signed to Elektra Records in 1970 as the Soft White Underbelly, the band was dropped from that label before their debut album could be released. They re-emerged a year later under the watchful eye of manager and producer Sandy Pearlman as Blue Oyster Cult. Columbia Records snatched them up after hearing a demo of "Cities On Flame With Rock And Roll."

Although they had a secure home in FM radio stations after the release of their first album, the group was together for nearly ten years before their first real commercial breakthrough with "(Don't Fear) The Reaper." That song was propelled to international hit status after it was featured in the John Carpenter horror film, Halloween.

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